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Shag Point Nature Reserve

73 Reviews
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Shag Point Nature Reserve

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Toni-Wayne wrote a review Jan 9
Christchurch, New Zealand224 contributions415 helpful votes
Well worth a short drive off state highway one to check out the seals. From the car park, it’s a 3 min walk too see them basking in the sun and playing in the sea.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Lorraine C wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand993 contributions221 helpful votes
Got to the car park and the sign said 5 minute walk. 30 seconds latter you are at the Seal vantage point, so really easy to get to. And there are hundreds of Seals to watch and take photos of. Spent a bit of time watching nature, very relaxing.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Roman W wrote a review Mar 2020
Zürich89 contributions53 helpful votes
Take a long lens and if you are lucky wih the weather, you will definitely get some perfect Pictures of furred seals. Depending on the Season, you will see the Young ones playing arround while the older ones just sleep..easy to Access by car and just some meeters avay from the car park.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bernard R wrote a review Mar 2020
Whangarei, New Zealand1,000 contributions130 helpful votes
Just a very short drive off State Highway 1 not far south of Oamaru this place is well worth a visit. A short two minute walk from the car park opens up onto flat rocky outcrops adjacent to the sea, where seals are basking and playing together close enough to photograph. Make the effort you will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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JCB wrote a review Feb 2020
Purmerend, The Netherlands707 contributions36 helpful votes
After the Moeraki Boulders and on our way to Dunedin we stopped at Shag Point, hoping to see some fur seals. Acces is easy. There's a car park (free of charge) and then you just walk on a path towards the cliffs and keep your eyes out. It takes some effort to actually spot them, for the seals blend in with their background. We saw one sleeping and one rolling around in seaweed. Not that far away even. Besides that, this place looks really nice, with the brown cliffs with green seaweed and dark blue waters. Take your time and enjoy.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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